On October 26, 2014 the Thurmont Historical Society played host to the World Premiere of the movie Almost Blue Mountain City, by Chris Haugh, at the nearby restored Springfield Manor.
The result of nearly twenty years of dedicated research and production by Chris the movie is a labor of love and a homage to the people and the area we live in. Nearly three hours in length the movie features numerous interviews with local folks, many no longer with us, along with hundreds of photographs and dozens of anecdotes about the early days of Thurmont, MD.
For a little background the town was originally known as Mechanicstown, MD. Later when a name had to be chosen to meet Postal requirements it was initially suggested it should be Blue Mountain City. After much debate and discussion the people eventually settled on Thurmont.
If you would like a copy of Almost Blue Mountain City for your own the DVD can be purchased directly from the Thurmont Historical Society at 11 North Church Street, Thurmont, MD.
Above we have included a photo from the premiere of Chris Haugh answering audience questions about the movie. Photo © Russell C. Poole